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It's Monday June twenty ninth. We flat in the curve, so we could handle work over cases well, they've arrived. We start here. State and local leaders hit the pause button, or in some cases rewind. We don't have ICU beds. Staff to come in anymore. We don't have ambulances to spare yet. After Munster prepare for this hospital still might not be ready like doctors will reduce sprinting toward a cliff. The president thinks his supporters including one who shouted white our and he did it with comment that said, thank you to the great people of the villages. If the tweet is disturbing, he had heard of tweets for break it down and military officials knew of a Russian bounty scheme to shoot American soldiers from a political perspective. There's only so much you can. And this is going to be hard for the president of nor so, what is the White House say no one told the president. From ABC News this start here. I'm Brad Milkey. It's very easy to treat covid nineteen or something where you know you re put your so we're learning more about a summer tradition that happens every year with Lakeway students. It's a large party called Pong fast and because of this year's party. Nearly three hundred students could have been exposed to covid nineteen. There have been several mass gatherings lately. Were people especially young people have said. Corona virus, whatever got to live my life. It's a risk I'm willing to take. This is the two of me having. It! In Maryland. I mean who organized rallies to reopen businesses. Guess what got sick I crashed later in the day. Mercy Room. I thought I was actually having a stroke. is in the past. Says he's okay, although frankly to see his post, he sounds pretty shook up by how hard this virus it, but the notable thing here is that he is refusing to tell contact tracers who he might have come into contact with recently in Michigan at least eighty five people contracting the virus after eating out at the same restaurant, and that is the thing none of us are making choices that will only affect ourselves. By the time you find out you have been nineteen chances. Are you've already spread it several people particularly if you're not wearing a mask. Omar face. I can't do it. I just hang on to this I rush, and you ain't might me do. This woman at a north, Hollywood trader Joe's enraged after being asked to put on a mask? Doctor Without. We yesterday, we learned that the number of confirmed cases worldwide has risen past ten million again. That's just confirmed cases the biggest hotspots right now Latin America sub Saharan. Africa is becoming a concern and the United States that is where this virus is money possible to spread the quickest start this week with ABC's chief medical correspondent Dr Jennifer Ashton Dr Ashton Youth. The curve is I'm flattening as it were. What is the most concerning part of that to you? Well First Brad. I think when you look at the curve. We have to distinguish. Are we looking at the curve of the entire United States? Are we looking at the Sun Belt? Are we looking at an individual state or region within that state? It's not a one size fits all picture, but in general. Let's go back a little bit in terms of not taking. This seriously not putting in place the necessary measures, we have a second chance now as a society. To put in place, the necessary public health interventions to put in place the world. Health Organization really urged governments to set a test positively percentage at or below five percent to us as a measure of how they're testing capacity is doing and how the viruses doing, and in fact when the United States set dating and reopening criteria. We just barely met that. We eat in right below five percent. Florida South Carolina, Georgia and Nevada, all reporting daily records for new corona virus cases and look at Nevada in particular, the state had never reported more than five hundred cases in a day until now eleven hundred new cases on Saturday alone it now we're seeing states in the US. Brad that are at fifteen percent fourteen percent. So to say going in the wrong direction is an understatement. The major hospital systems here in Arizona notched. Twenty percent increase in Cova patients in just a twenty four hour period, but here's really the biggest concern Brad remember back a few months ago. Everyone was talking about this phrase flat in the curve. Flatten curve well. There's another part to flattening the curve in. It's called reason the line, and what that refers to is the capacity of the US healthcare system to respond not only to Cova nineteen pandemic, but to the run of the mill things that we have to deal with in medicine every single day. Essentially a flat in the curb before it gets up to that that red line of our medical. Because after that people to stop getting care like you have to choose between who lives in who'd is like? It's Nasty Yep, and that's when we say we're drowning. We're doing right now is our issue. We're expanding those beds capabilities for the Kobe Icu. we are also having worry plans for expanding floor beds for these patients with higher level monitoring. That's when hospital emergency rooms are full, and they have to go on what's called diversion meaning they call the nine one one system and say don't bring your ambulances here because we don't have beds for. For any patients, and when I say any patients, Brad I mean any patients with asthma. Attacks Falls car accidents, heart attacks appendicitis. You name it. They don't have room and we're already seeing that in some states, and it's not just the room it's. The supplies were hearing about supply chain. demands are not being met because of the shutdowns in China and India interrupting are generic drug supplies in prescriptions that have nothing to do with covert. That's exactly what I'm talking about, and we're talking about things like antibiotics, epinephrine Lasix, which we use as a diuretic for patients with congestive heart failure these shortages predated the pandemic, no question. But the Department of Homeland Security now released at the end of last week, a report saying they're over two hundred drug and medical supply shortages caused partially by the shutdown in China and India for the COVID pandemic. Arizona nurse Bridget Harrigan Valentin to help hard hit New York flying back home to help just days ago. She told ABC News. The conditions were bad, but now she says they're even worse. A we had to move patients out of an entire unit so that we could dedicate the whole new unit to Kobe patients so. So you know as a doctor when when I see reports and here physicians saying we, we don't have ICU beds. We don't have staff.

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